Antidotal info on JavaScript Library Ext JS

I’m in conversation with a group that’s using Ext JS for their RIA. As I haven’t used it, I thought I’d go ask at the international water fountain that is twitter about it.

Anyone using Ext JS? Thoughts compared to jQuery or Prototype/Scriptaculous?about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck


This is what I got back (I love twitter):

Kevin Hoytparkerkrhoyt@joshholmes IMHO, Ext is more about traditional applications. jQuery is a Swiss Army knife. Ext can do that, but rarely is used that way.about 1 hour ago from TwitterFon in reply to joshholmes

Nate Schuttantschutta@joshholmes friend of mine loves ext but the learning curve can be steep and leads to lots of js config rather then HTML. I like proto a tonabout 2 hours ago from twitterrific in reply to joshholmes

Joe O'Brienobjo@joshholmes we have tried all three and much prefer jquery. but ext is in a very different space with diff objectivesabout 2 hours ago from Nambu in reply to joshholmes

Kevin Marshallksmarshall@joshholmes I use extjs and jquery together. I just use extjs for some of the nice ui controls it creates and jquery for the rest of the jsabout 2 hours ago from twitterrific

Dave Meekerdmeeker@joshholmes We’ve looked at it extensively. It seems to be a mishmosh of those other libraries, no? I can put you in touch with someone hereabout 3 hours ago from web in reply to joshholmes

Jeff Blankenburgjblankenburg@joshholmes My limited experience suggests it’s much more a RIA development framework than jquery, etc.about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to joshholmes

Nate Koharinkohari@joshholmes ExtJS is nice if you’re looking for a full control toolkit. If you just want a low-level JS library, jQuery is the best imo.about 3 hours ago from TweetDeck in reply to joshholmes

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